Like a lot of young artists, I started drawing in a manga style using one of those "learn to draw manga" books like what they have at school book fairs. After years of messing around, I started to actually get serious about art shortly after I graduated college. And like most people who drew manga as a kid, I wanted to move to a more western style.
Enter my single greatest influence, Josiah Brooks, aka Jazza, a prolific YouTube artist. I like his style, and his old art tutorials were a fantastic resource for improvement. I basically straight up copied his style when I first started making comics. Too poor of an artist and too busy of an engineer to worry about my own style, you know.
Then I started to drift back towards a more manga-like style, inspired in part by the work of Akira Toriyama. And, a certain artist of adult content, who I will not name. It seems inspiration comes from unexpected directions.
Ironically, I feel like I've come into my own "style" by not caring about it at all. I think that's the right way to go. Too many burgeoning artists are overly concerned with "style," when they should really be focusing on making things and improving.